Microsoft will pester you to install the Windows 10 Creators Update

Nichole Vega
July 4, 2017

Belfiore says that the current plan is to bring Timeline to Microsoft's Windows Insider program shortly after the Fall Creators Update has been released. For starters, the original "Year One" build of Windows 10 is no longer officially supported, meaning users should have the Anniversary or Creators Updates installed at the very least. Newer builds of Windows 10 add better protection against ransomware and other threats. One button allows you to upgrade to the Creators Update. Even Windows 10 fell victim.

No, it is more about the need to be clearer about the messaging surrounding features planned for a future update of Windows 10, which is under constant real time development now, and making it much more obvious than just a small asterisk and small print at the bottom of a webpage. Cable notes that monthly quality updates include another layer of security that "tracks emerging and changing trends in malware" to protect systems from newer threats.

This version has reached End Of Life (EOL) on May 9, 2017, and Microsoft has stopped shipping monthly security updates as a result.

"Click on Update now on the notification to update your device". If you have not already taken this update, starting this week, we will prompt you to review your privacy settings.

That "choice" ultimately extends to letting you "snooze" the update for a few days, and eventually postponing it to some after hours time when you're not using your computer - presumably so you're not forced to update in the middle of an important presentation - but you will eventually be forced to update so your Windows 10 stays updated - and keeps you safe. It's unclear if Microsoft is going to release Timeline later with a subsequent update or if the feature has been delayed to the next major Windows 10 update that's probably not going to be released before March 2018.

Via this new popup, Microsoft will be nagging users to review their privacy settings in advance of updating.

He notes that Microsoft "will continue to evolve our approach in providing a great Windows experience", and encourages its users to "share your feedback as we grow and improve", pointing to Microsoft's "Feedback Hub application" as being "a great way to do this".

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